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The Deliberate Agrarian: StrawberriesOf The Largest & Finest Quality(the E.P. Roe Way) Two plant geeks, one-tenth of an acre and the making of an edible garden oasis in the city. VEG Design Solutions - Part Two - Very Edible Gardens. VEG Design Solutions - Part Two Details Created on Monday, 16 July 2012 08:28 When designing edible gardens, a site-specific problem will often crop up. Follow This Tip In Your Garden & Get A Ton Of Organic Strawberries! Our vegetable garden project: Vertical vegetable garden ideas. Organic Gardening: Seed-Starting, Composting, Spring Planting. Bottle Drip Irrigation. I prefer to have the bottle standing right-way-up as I think it looks nicer and it keeps debris out of the bottle thus keeping the holes from blocking.

Bottle Drip Irrigation

The materials: * 2 litre plastic soft-drink bottle or water bottle * Sharp small screwdriver, pointed hole-maker or drill This can be used in container gardening, raised bed gardens and open vegetable gardens. Latest Australian National & Business News. It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest. Seattle’s vision of an urban food oasis is going forward.

It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest

A seven-acre plot of land in the city’s Beacon Hill neighborhood will be planted with hundreds of different kinds of edibles: walnut and chestnut trees; blueberry and raspberry bushes; fruit trees, including apples and pears; exotics like pineapple, yuzu citrus, guava, persimmons, honeyberries, and lingonberries; herbs; and more. All will be available for public plucking to anyone who wanders into the city’s first food forest.

“This is totally innovative, and has never been done before in a public park,” Margarett Harrison, lead landscape architect for the Beacon Food Forest project, tells TakePart. Harrison is working on construction and permit drawings now and expects to break ground this summer. The concept of a food forest certainly pushes the envelope on urban agriculture and is grounded in the concept of permaculture, which means it will be perennial and self-sustaining, like a forest is in the wild. Weekend Gardener Web Magazine. Interview with Kultivator, an experimental cooperation of organic farming and visual art practice. Images Kultivator from the series Wedding between art and agriculture I discovered KULTIVATOR a couple of years ago at Pixelache in Helsinki.

Interview with Kultivator, an experimental cooperation of organic farming and visual art practice

The collective was founded in 2005 by 3 artists and 2 organic farmers in the village Dyestad, on the Swedish island of Öland. This cooperation of farming and visual art practice involves an organic farm with where pigs are raised, cows are milked, potatoes are harvested and linseed oil is pressed. But KULTIVATOR is also a space for artist residencies, exhibitions, performances, installations and screenings.

And in between are activities that draw in both the artist and the farming community. Malin Vrijman, one of the founding members of Kultivator, was kind enough to answer my many questions: Wedding masquerade Dyestad farm pig. Farmers Go Wild by Abby Quillen. Going beyond organic, a new generation of farmers is nurturing nature as well as crops. posted Feb 06, 2012 Jack Gray of Winter Green Farm outside of Eugene, Ore., is committed to farming without harming surrounding wildlife and natural ecosystems.

Farmers Go Wild by Abby Quillen

“Frogs are an indicator species,” Jack Gray explains, leaning over a small, muddy pond to look for tadpoles. Here on the 170-acre Winter Green Farm, 20 miles west of Eugene, Ore., Gray has raised cattle and grown vegetables and berries for 30 years. The transformative power of Permablitz. At the Permaculture Design Course we just finished in Sydney, Adam Grubb got everyone truly inspired about the power of Permablitz.

The transformative power of Permablitz

A good permablitz is an valuable opportunity to participate in design, community, digging, growing and learning, all in one day. Following on from Adam’s excellent ‘How to run a Permablitz really well’ talk that he gave during his visit (video of the talk is below), there’s been a few videos come to light that really help understand just why a permablitz is so darn cool. So I thought I’d share them with you… The Best Way to Ripen Peaches. It took four days for this peach to ripen, note the dripping juice.

The Best Way to Ripen Peaches

I love peaches too much to eat them as the rock hard flavorless orbs we’ve come to expect from the local grocer. It’s worth every penny to buy from local growers or grow peaches yourself as it seems impossible to ship perfectly ripe peaches. Heck, I can’t take a bag full of my peaches to a neighbor across the street without having jam upon arrival. P E R M A V A T I O N S. Lawn Reform Coalition. Raised garden beds: hugelkultur instead of irrigation. Raised garden bed hugelkultur after one month raised garden bed hugelkultur after one year raised garden bed hugelkultur after two years raised garden bed hugelkultur after twenty years.

raised garden beds: hugelkultur instead of irrigation

Three Little Chickens. Week 18 in the OMG – and Happy New Year to all… Christmas is over and the goose was fat – thank you Lloyd !

Week 18 in the OMG – and Happy New Year to all…

Rain fell – heaps (23mm in 20mins the day after Boxing Day) so everything around here is still very green. The OMG is looking very lush but the week was quiet and relaxed as our new WOOFer demonstrates !